By Renee Lindstrom, August 10, 2015
Clearing Space with Invocation
Why & When
Clearing space is different from clearing clutter in your home for the simple fact that space is intangible. It fills up much like a room fills with junk, yet it is invisible, therefore unconscious. Clearing ones space at home, office or property could benefit by following the four seasons following the new moon. It not four time a year, the second choice would be two times a year; fall into winter or spring into summer. Finally if only once a year, spring would be third choice. However if there is a major rift, conflict or natural occurrence, this intentional clearing with invocation would benefit a transition.
Preparing a family or group for a clearing ceremony I give reminders it is important to know what to fill the space up with. In a clearing ceremony that co-creates with spirit it is important to consider the wishes of the physical participants living or working in the space that you are clearing. You may wish to have children take part by asking them what qualities they would enjoy filling their home with or the workers in your business. However, it is important that you include only the people who are creating action physically in the particular space being cleared. The purpose of clearing and manifesting for the real space is enriched by being present. The purpose of clearing is to start fresh in the space for those experiencing it and having an openness to those of the past join in person if right, and for new life to enter.
If a focus is to recognize and honor the elders of the past, one could place an item on the altar to represent the ancestors. The statement to spirit could be that you are including your elders in the space you are holding, therefore stating this is your cultural foundation.
It has two equally important parts that includes a focus of ones attention on the inner intention and outer manifestation. It is book-ended with an opening and a closing. The ceremonial clearing has five steps in three transitional stages.
Part One – Clarity of Intention
This is the mindful contemplation to clarify the qualities one is longing for. Recommendation is to turn all thought patterns of what is not wanted into what is longed for. Spirit cannot connect to what isn’t wanted especially when it is not in for the highest good of all.
If a home or office or other situations where you may not include all the participants, it is a holding of space for them with the highest good for all. There are circumstances as a business owner or parent where all the needs of the group may be held in the qualities you are longing for.
Part Two – Ceremony
5 Steps for Sacred Ceremony for Clearing and Manifesting Fresh Intentions
#1. Create an Alter
This is that start of connecting to spirit in a concrete way. Placement of objects on an altar is a clear manifestation of the intentions of those attending the ceremony. This altar is set up for this event and taken down afterwards ceremoniously.
#2. Calling in Spirit
Calling in spirit with an invocation is made in an attitude of heart-felt respect for all living thing and with spirit. The purpose is for declaring the intention of the person, or group, that begins with a prayer and declaration of intention.
Clearing is the physical action to symbolically represent the groups connection to co-creating consciously with the intention of the ceremony and each other in community.
#4. Filling Space Up
It is important to fill the freshly cleared space up with a traditional smoke or sound that would tap into earlier cultural traditions. Like the objects on the altar to state the intention of manifestation , it is important to reflect this in the space and not to leave it empty. Leaving the space empty without inner and outer connection creates a vacuüm that will be filled regardless of being consciously connected to it or not.
#5. Giving thanks to Spirit
Ending the formal ceremony is important and is done back at the altar to give thanks to spirit and express gratitude’s. This is done with an appreciative attitude in a way that proclaims it is done. The intention is set and already in action – it is done and already happening.
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